Labor Day Weekend = Last hurrah of Summer! Which means, time to go all out and make it a damn good one! I hope you plan to make the most of it. Enjoy family + friends. All the seasonal food + delicious cocktails. And enjoy the hell out of this last long summer weekend!
Weekend plans: I’m having a house full of teenagers tonight. Then we are hitting the road for Tahoe bright and early in the morning. Final, Final beach weekend. The only thing in the agenda – sit on Pope Beach. With a beer in hand most likely, let’s keep it real. And relax to the max!
Hi friends! It’s been a minute since I shared a fun + easy DIY. More like hours. Weeks. Months. I’ve had this post written and ready to rock + roll and honestly kept forgetting about it. And I think it deserves a dedicated post!
Each Monday on my Intentions for the week, I try to incorporate one of these main goals:
Do or make something with my hands
Some kinds of self care
Something with food, because we all know now – I love cooking
Mixed in with a whole bunch of other random shit that I either want to do or need to do
This Fern Center piece DIY was one of my weekly “do something with my hands!” I swear when I create, DIY, garden, organize….I feel so accomplished. And it literally makes my mood lift times 100.
I mean how can this fern centerpiece not make you smile, at least just a little?
What is it about a wedge salad that always sounds delicious. Could it be the cold crunch iceberg lettuce? Or maybe the homemade croutons? Ohhhh, the blue cheese crumbles. I think I just answered my own question….ha!
In other not so exciting news. I tweaked my back last night. And I’m really embarrassed to admit – I think it was due to an intense dream. Yep! Swear. I woke up at 1am and thought WTF just happened. Tried to roll over and almost cried my back hurt so damn bad. FML! I can’t even say it was from dancing on the bars in Vegas. Or something at least semi cool. Nope – just a gnarly dream. That I can’t, for the life of me even remember. So if you see me walking crazy – that’s why. In a shit-ton of pain.
Monday! New start. New week. I somehow managed to make it to the gym at 5am this morning. Even after a long weekend in Vegas. Truth is, I haven’t made it to the gym on a Monday is about a month. Just like the saying goes “Never skip a Monday” that shit has some truth to it. I’m kicking today’s ass and I know I wouldn’t be if it hasn’t been for the sweat sesh! Going to try and make this a Monday habit!
Viva Las Vegas Baby! We pulled off a helluva surprise for Bay’s BIG 1-3! So much fun. But, man – there is no place like home. My bed never felt better than it did last night!
Intentions for the Week:
get my ass to the gym (everyday this week is my goal)
wine + planning with the Omega Nu “fun committee”
at home mani
celebrate my teenager one last time
get back to packing lunches the night before (such a time saver in the mornings)
clean out my purse + wallet (it’s straight up embarrassing)
try a new recipe
catch up on some much needed sleep
This week on xoxostacyb: celebrating another national day this week. I’ll be sharing a new recipe. Some sales. And maybe, hopefully my fern centerpiece DIY! Stay tuned!
Highlights from the Weekend…..
Somehow we (my mom, sister & I) pulled off the surprise of a lifetime. Back in December I pulled the trigger on 4 George Strait concert tickets. Then asked my mom + sis what they thought about taking Bay for her 13th Birthday. The concert was on her actual 13th birthday!
Friday, August 23rd at 6:30am. the morning of Bay’s 13th birthday, we woke her up with party hats and blowers.
She had 5 minutes to get up, get dressed, brush her teeth and catch our flight.
She was 100% surprised. And I was beginning to think she had an idea that something was up.
Thank you so much for all the sweet messages + texts + comments. Bay loved reading them all. She felt pretty special ❤️
Our Parents rocked out to AC DC and The Rolling Stones.
So my question is……
Will our kids be sporting Warren G “vintage” band tee’s when they’re our age?
You really never know. Ha!
I’ve totally got a thing for band tee’s! They legit go with everything. I once thought T-shirts were too casual, but nah girl – that’s a thing of the past. I’m here for this trend. Not sure if I’d call it a trend though? Seems like it’s been around for a longgggg ass time.
I did some lunch break shopping aka damage the other day at American Eagle. You guys they have a killer band tee collection! I had to eeny, meeny, miny, moe at the register. The struggle was real.
I have GREAT new for you guys!
Today through Sunday – American Eagle has almost everything store-wide 25% off! And this basically never happens. Some of these band tee’s are as low as $18! Runnnnn!
Ohhh, and I found a bunch of other cute shit I’m going to be sharing too! I’m telling you American Eagle is straight up GOLD right now.
Today was the day. The first day of school! The day some of us (myself) have been secretly praying for…lol! And some dreading. I decided next year we need to have a Woo-Hoo + Boo-Hoo party after drop off. Where we can celebrate or be bummed our kiddos are back in school.
You know, just at a bar preferably. Before everyone gets on with their day.
Bay’s last day first day at Lee Middle School. I was reminded of it, bright and early this morning. Holy shit!
Yes – I let her keep the baby blue acrylic nails. Even though I cringe every time I look at her hands. On one condition – she learns how to spell “remember” Ha!
We always take photos the night before. #momhack. Such a time saver in the morning on the first day! It’s almost like a trial run. What to wear. Does it need ironing. What hairdo. Makeup. All the things. It truly makes the morning of such a breeze.
I, myself, spent about 90% of my day scrolling though all the 1st day photos. I cannot believe how big everyone’s kids are. How grown and mature they all look. Including my girlfriends kids. We’ve had this tradition since pre-school. My girlfriend Sara and I met one year at Raley’s. Mainly because it’s always empty. Each year the group and photo have grown larger + larger. Makes my heart so happy! Thanks for organizing this year Alex! Love to see everyone dressed in their best ready to take on a new school year.
Not to be trusted alone at Target! Or at Target in general! Have you ever seen anything more fitting?
Once again, I’m sharing ALL THE THINGS Target today. A try-on + TONS of Hearth & Hand new arrivals. If Target had a Bar – my life would be perfect. I could sip chardonnay and I stroll the aisles. But, that could also be very dangerous. Ha! I guess Starbucks will do.
And I apologize in advance – Target has some really cute shit right now and you’re going to have to make a Target run ASAP!
Fair hangovers are real. Anyone else in need of an extra day for sleep and detox? Ha! As always, such a fun Fair weekend. We didn’t make it out there as much as years past and I’m still exhausted!
I know I keep saying it but, just two days left of Summer before the school begins. Savor it friends. Enjoy every second of it. Because once school starts….everything starts. Extra curricular. Sports. Labor Day. Then the Holidays!
Intentions for the Week:
Final Summer party with friends
Hit my bedtime (I’ve become a night owl)
Have the acrylics removed from Bay’s nails (payback is a bitch Kissey)
All the self care the night before school
1 st Day of School
Focus on fit bit + water goals
Attend the Crush Ceremony at Matchbook Winery
Work on a Fall table setting
Celebrate my girl becoming a teenager. The BIG 13!
This week on the blog……Target Tuesday tomorrow. Did you see all the Fall new arrivals from Hearth & Hand? After many requests, I’ll be sharing the White Bean Caprese Salad recipe that I made over the weekend. I actually stole the recipe from my Mom. How about an American Eagle Try-on?
Pre-Drunk! Ha! How many trips to the county fair is too many? Asking for a friend!!
Before I get keg beer tips – I wanted to share 5 things I’m loving this week! Including these $10 shades that I can’t stop rockin. And my top. It’s $23! I found a new candle that smells like Fall and it’s on sale. And for all the Mama’s out there – Free Printable 1st day of School signs for each grade! Cheers to kegs beer and 105 degrees friends!
Weekend plans: We’re hitting up the fair for Demolition Derby + tacos tonight. Again! Ha! Bay + I are volunteering Saturday morning – prepping the fair tacos, since we love them so much! Pool time. Hoping to make a trip to Patio 29 in Winters? Looks like a fun spot. Hitting a Birthday party. And a quick volunteer shit at the fair for out 4-H club. And enjoying our last weekend to the very fullest before school starts Wednesday! Stay cool peeps – It’s brutal out there!